Grief & Loss Support


Grief is a natural response to loss. While grief is experienced universally, it is also an individualized experience; there is no right or wrong way to grieve and there is no timeline. How you grieve and cope depends on many factors, including the nature of the relationship, your temperament, the circumstances of the loss and many others. Grief can be challenging and overwhelming at times. You may experience many mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, or behavioral reactions that may be new to you. Sometimes what is needed is simply non-judgmental support and a listening ear.

Whatever the relationship or type of loss, grief support is available to all members of the Charles County Community. If you or someone you know needs assistance coping with the death of a loved one, we can help.

Chesapeake Life Center’s team of uniquely trained professionals and volunteers offer compassionate care and support. Our goal is to provide a safe, healing place to share your story, to learn how to cope with your grief, and to honor and remember your loved one.

Grief Support Groups

Facilitated support groups provide an opportunity for individuals to explore their grief with others who are grieving in an environment of trust. General bereavement groups are structured to meet for six consecutive weeks.  Other groups, such as Loss of Life Partner, Suicide Loss, Together: Silent No More (substance use loss) and Child Loss, meet on a monthly drop-in basis.

Registration is required for all groups. To register, please call 888-501-7077. For group dates and details, visit our event calendar.

Click the link below to access our current program schedule:



Individual Grief Counseling

Grief counseling can help in:

  • Reducing feelings of distress and isolation.
  • Managing anxiety and stress.
  • Developing coping strategies.
  • Increasing personal awareness and insight.

Our bereavement team offers up to ten free sessions of grief counseling for families of hospice patients after their loved one dies.

Grief support for hospice families and the residents of Charles County is now provided under the brand umbrella of the Chesapeake Life Center.  It is possible to receive information from the Chesapeake Life Center as part of your grief support program at Hospice of Charles County.

Hospice of Chesapeake and its affiliates, Calvert
Hospice and Hospice of Charles County, will consolidate all brands under the Hospice of the
Chesapeake starting April 1, 2023.

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Calvert Hospice joins Hospice of the Chesapeake

We are honored to announce that effective yesterday, June 14, 2022, Calvert Hospice has become part of the Hospice of the Chesapeake organization through a fully executed acquisition agreement.   We believe the beauty and strength of this merger is that it brings together two local nonprofit organizations to further strengthen the access to healthcare available to the citizens of Calvert County. 

We are currently caring for 590+ hospice patients and their families every day in Anne Arundel, Charles and Prince George’s Counties and with the addition of Calvert County will reach more than 630+ hospice patients each day throughout our region.

To receive more information or inquiry about care services, please reach us at 410-987-2003 or visit